Windstorm Sebastian wreaked havoc across northern and northwestern Germany on Wednesday, killing three people and causing power outages. Wind gusts of up to 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour were recorded in the northern Harz mountain range, according to the German weather service (DWD). The North Sea saw gusts of up to 140 kilometers per hour, […]
In an impassioned pro-EU plea, Austria’s president Alexander Van der Bellen urged voters on Tuesday to “carefully consider” their choice in October elections, which look set to return the far-right to power.
The US military has been using its massive air base in Germany to arm rebel groups in Syria without Berlin’s permission, according to a newspaper report.
Recently, a columnist-friend, Matt Kenney, sent me a 25-year-old newspaper with his chiding that my column had been given better play. Both had run in The Orange County Register on June 30, 1991.
A week of protests against the US drone program drew some 5,000 protesters to Rammstein US Army base, Anerica’s most important air base in Europe. Under the banner of “Stop Ramstein Air Base,” a nationwide campaign has drawn peace activists from across Germany and other countries to Kaiserslautern, calling for the base to be shut down. “Our […]
By setting off a 100-kiloton bomb, after firing a missile over Japan, Kim Jong Un has gotten the world’s attention. What else does he want?
With just over two weeks to go until Germany’s election on September 24, every vote counts, so the latest DeutschlandTrend poll by has likely disappointed the Social Democrats (SPD) all the more. Compared to the previous month, the center-left party dropped 2 percent in the polls and, if the election were today, would only take […]
When the German Chancellor was confronted by whistles and catcalls during an election event in east German town of Torgau on Wednesday, she attempted to turn the boos to her advantage.
A German court has opened a trial against 32-year-old Mehmet Fatih S., who is accused of working for the Turkish intelligence agency MIT. He reportedly posed as a journalist to gain access to Kurdish politicians. The trial will last at least until the middle of October, according to the court. His full name has been withheld […]